Homicide Investigating After Boys Found Dead

By Ron Fanfair

Ron Fanfair


41 Division
Homicide and Missing Persons Unit

Two young boys are dead and their mother is hospitalized with serious injuries after a tragic incident in Scarborough on December 10.

At around 7:30 p.m., Toronto Police officers responded to an unknown trouble call at an apartment building in the Kennedy Rd. and Highway 401 area.

At a press conference at police headquarters on December 11, Acting Inspector Terry Browne of the Homicide & Missing Persons Unit said a woman, who was conscious, was located on the ground.

“As a result of information the officers received at that location, they attended a unit within that building to check on the well-bring of two young boys,” he said. “When they got to that unit, it was secured.”

Officers had to force entry into the unit where they located two young boys, ages 4 and 5, with no vital signs.

Transferred to different local trauma centres in the city, the boys succumbed to their injuries.

The 25-year-old mother was also transported to hospital where she underwent surgery today.

Browne said she is expected to survive.

He added that autopsies on the young boys will not happen before Wednesday.

“Given the circumstances and nature of this investigation, the Homicide & Missing Persons Unit has taken the lead in this investigation,” Browne said. “Of course, we will have no way of knowing how these children died. But certainly, the scene presentation right now suggests that we should be leading this investigation.”

He noted that investigators have been in contact with relatives who are ‘very co-operative in providing a narrative to this family’s dynamics.’

Browne said there is nothing to suggest that the woman was pushed over her balcony.

The early stages of the investigations, he noted, indicated that she fell.

“I don’t know what her motive was when that occurred,” he said. “I don’t have a reason to think that someone was with her at the time.” 

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